Faceberg: Can You Hear Me?

“oops.”

It just keeps getting better and better for Faceberg:
Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones [Updated]

“This past week, a New Zealand man was looking through the data Facebook had collected from him in an archive he had pulled down from the social networking site. While scanning the information Facebook had stored about his contacts, Dylan McKay discovered something distressing: Facebook also had about two years’ worth of phone call metadata from his Android phone, including names, phone numbers, and the length of each call made or received.

“…In response to an email inquiry by Ars about this data gathering, a Facebook spokesperson replied, “The most important part of apps and services that help you make connections is to make it easy to find the people you want to connect with. So, the first time you sign in on your phone to a messaging or social app, it’s a widely used practice to begin by uploading your phone contacts.”

Permission to do this is probably in the small print that no one reads. But still, scraping your phone history for contacts without explicitly asking for your permission is a HUGE invasion of privacy, and given the seemingly large number of Congressmen with mistresses, you think that this might get them to demand Faceberg get his sociopath ass to testify?

The article is being updated constantly with updates from Facebook sayin’ n’uh-uh.

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3 Responses to Faceberg: Can You Hear Me?

  1. RWW says:

    Who knew Facebook was one of things Bannon would burn down.

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  2. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    I’m so glad I never signed up, but I have an instinctive distrust of the Crimson Menace.

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  3. roket says:

    There must be some way we can blame Obama for this.

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